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Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 5/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Boston Bruins will go against the Washington Capitals in NHL action in Capital One Arena Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021, at 7:30 PM (EDT). The Boston Bruins face the Washington Capitals in Game 2 of their best-of-seven series first-round on Monday. Following a 3-2 overtime loss in Game 1 on Saturday, Boston is down 1-0 in the series. Jake DeBrusk and Nick Ritchie scored for Boston in the loss. Tuukka Rask had a save percentage of .906 with 29 saves in goal for the Bruins. Boston is 3rd at 33-16 in the NL East Division.

Boston scored 2.93 goals per game on average and allowed 2.39 goals per game during the regular season. Brad Marchand was Boston’s top goalscorer with 29 goals, as well as the team’s leader in assists (40) and points (69). Tuukka Rask is 0-1-1 in the playoffs, with a 2.78 goals-against average and .906 save percentage.

  • The Boston Bruins are 12-6 SU in their last 18 matches.

  • The Boston Bruins are 6-14 SU in their last 20 matches against Washington.

  • The Boston Bruins are 2-4 SU in their last 6 matches this season.

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Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals Predictions 5/17/2021

When Washington hosts Boston on Monday, it hopes to extend its winning streak to two games. After beating Boston in Game 1 on Saturday, the Capitals won three straight and five of their last six games. Nic Dowd gave Washington the win by deflecting a shot from the blue line by T.J. Oshie 4:41 into the extra period. The Capitals also got goals from Tom Wilson and Brenden Dillon. During the first half, Craig Anderson came in to replace the injured Vitek Vanecek and stopped 21 of the 22 shots he faced. Washington is 2nd at 36-15 in the NL East Division.

Washington scored 3.36 goals per game on average during the regular season and allowed 2.88 goals per game. Alex Ovechkin had the most goals (24), while Nicklas Backstrom had the most assists (38), and the most points (53). Craig Anderson is 1-0-0 in goal, with a 1.16 goals-against average and a .955 save percentage.

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 matches.

  • The Washington Capitals are 12-3 SU in their last 15 matches at home against Boston.

  • The Washington Capitals are 4-1 SU in their last 5 matches this season.

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals. The NHL pick for this game is the Boston Bruins. Although the UNDER is a good bet, Boston is the one to watch. The Bruins will place a lot of pressure on Craig Anderson, a 39-year-old veteran goalie who is filling in for the injured Vitek Vanecek, and win on Monday to tie the series 1-1. The Bruins goaltender, Tuukka Rask, will put in a strong performance. Boston won 12 of its last 15 games as a favorite and nine of its last 11 games since scoring two or fewer goals in their previous game. The Boston Bruins will win to a predicted score of 3-1.

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Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 5/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:30 PM (EDT)

Location: Capital One Arena Washington, D.C., USA

Date: Monday, May 17, 2021

TV: NBCS

NHL Odds: Boston Bruins -120

NHL Totals: 5.5

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